Homeware Trends for Autumn/Winter 2021

As we speed towards Autumn, we thought we would check in with our senior homeware buyer and take a closer look at the biggest interior design trends for the year ahead and beyond.

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Cue Siobhan Brown – our senior homeware buyer and resident interior design expert. Siobhan has carefully combed through the AW21 homeware trends to create the concise and thoughtful Coggles edit.

With some super exciting products coming through, the big-hitting trends for Autumn 2021 have certainly got us excited and eager for an interior design overhaul.

This Autumn, it seems that a less is more approach has dominated the interior design world. From muted stripes and layered geometric forms through to tone-on-tone colour schemes, here are our top 4 key themes to know…

#1 Tactile Neutrals

“This season, we’ve bought into varying shades of neutral that complement each other. Mixing tones and also texture will add depth to any room. Pair it with saturated tones such as pinks & yellows for some drama”

Sandy shades are back! This season, we’ve seen a rise in colour palettes grounded by earthy tones. Perfect for counterbalancing the complexity of patterns such as stripes or geometric shapes, you can warm up any room with curated organic hues.

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Texture design is the latest part of the ridged renaissance that has been prominent in surfaces over the past few years. Eschewing flat fronts and smooth tops, people are opting for something a little more abstract – including grooves, bumps and 3D patterns.

#2 Grey Textural

“Grey is a timeless classic for the home. Using grey across glass, marble, jersey and linen means that you can add a touch of elegance to any part of your home”

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Taking a back-to-basics approach and using a tone-on-tone colour scheme across all product categories is perfect for creating that muted aesthetic.

Grey tones are the perfect backdrop to your textured items. Combining found objects with miniature sculptural forms creates an intriguing display whilst sticking to a primitive neutral palette.

#3 Sunset Pastels

“This season, and for 2022, the beloved pastels take on a sunset hue with lovely shades of lemon and peach. These can easily pare back with naturals and even hints of leopard”

Using tone-on-tone schemes and common colour threads are a great way to elevate any space, and we love a pastel moment.

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Although pastels have been popular for the last couple of seasons, we are so into these warmer tones. Sunset colours work perfectly with organic curves in the home – think thoughtful blocking, soft edges and rounded contours.

#4 Pastel Brights

“This season, we’ve bought into a smaller capsule collection of brighter pastels and lilacs. Brightly coloured trinkets are a great addition to any room and give the space an uplifting refresh”

This year, we’ve seen a welcome burst of colour from most of our much-loved homeware brands. Mixing up height & shapes with brightly coloured objects is a great way to add depth to a space – whether it’s your coffee table, mantelpiece or shelf.

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To adopt this trend, you don’t need to replace your existing neutral furniture, but instead, introduce some subtle (or not so subtle) vibrant elements to your home with little-to-no effort!

Words by Ciara Martin. Quotes from Siobhan Brown, Senior Homeware Buyer at Coggles.

Ciara Martin

Ciara Martin

Writer and expert